When Rigging For Bonefish On The Fly, Less Can Be More

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WHAT'S ALL THAT LINE REALLY DOING FOR YOU? I got the chance recently to fish with my buddy Kristen Mustad from Nautilus Reels. I'm not sure Kristen ever fishes the same reel twice. And can you blame him? There's always a new prototype to test and...

The Economy of Wraps in Fly Tying

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THE HALLMARK OF WELL-TIED FLIES IS NATURAL PROPORTION. This is never more true than when tying tiny trout flies. Trout are visual feeders and there are three primary criteria that a fly must meet to elicit a positive response. It must match the natural in size,...

5 Tips For Technical Tailwaters

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By Johnny Spillane A QUICK RESPONSE TO LOUIS’S ARTICLE “TROUT ARE NOT SMARTER THAN PEOPLE, BUT THEY MAY BE SMARTER THAN ME.” Trout have a brain that is smaller then a pea. No offense to Louis, but I’m positive that you can out-think a trout in a...

Sooooo-ee!!! Calling All Pellet Pigs: What You Should Know About Feeding Trout

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THE OTHER DAY ONE OF OUR READERS WAS OFFENDED WHEN I USED THE TERM "PELLET PIG". I ENJOY OFFENDING PEOPLE, SO I DECIDED TO WRITE AN ENTIRE POST ON THE SUBJECT. I honestly didn't know we weren't supposed to talk about this. Pellet pigs are a...

Understanding Fly Line Tapers and Diagrams

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Buying a fly line doesn't have to be a leap of faith. For many anglers, fly lines and their characteristics are a huge mystery. They know that different fly lines cast differently and that some suit their needs or casting styles better than others but...